6 Gastro Must-Do's in The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands’ incredible array of restaurants, beach bars and festivals will feed any foodie’s soul (and stomach), but what should you not miss on your next visit to the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean? Check out this list of great gastronomical must-dos and see how many experiences you can cross off your list during your next culinary adventure!

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1. Feed the Fish

Dine waterside at either The Wharf or Grand Old House and experience a post-supper fish frenzy you won’t soon forget! Both restaurants offer visitors the opportunity to “feed the tarpon”, a large fish indigenous to Caymanian waters.

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2. Award-Winning Dining

Three-Michelin star chef Eric Ripert fell in love with the Cayman Islands after visiting Stingray City, and soon after, opened Blue by Eric Ripert, the Caribbean’s only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Experience masterfully prepared decadent local seafood with seasonal flavours to entice your palate.

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3. Taste Local

Make a point of experiencing authentic Caymanian flavours at Miss Vivine’s, the Heritage Kitchen or Grape Tree CafĂ©. Conch, lobster, snapper and more is made to order and fresh from the sea.

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4. Say ‘Cheers’ to Craft Gin Cocktails

Home to the island’s largest gin collection, Anchor & Den is the go-to spot for custom G&Ts and signature gin concoctions. Their Juniper Club offers table-side service for gin novices and connoisseurs to experiment with the nuanced flavours to create a botanical combination that’s uniquely your own.

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5. Rev up with Roadside Fair

Check out the Cayman food truck scene for yummy treats like kebabs and chicken tikka from Al La Kebab or casual American fare from its sister truck, Good Mood Food Co. Don’t miss Arepa 345 offering traditional arepas that marry Cayman’s diverse tastes with this authentic Venezuelan dish.

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6. Make it a Mudslide

No one should visit Grand Cayman without stopping at charming Rum Point for its world-famous Mudslide. This delicious concoction, dusted with cinnamon, is the perfect libation for swaying in a relaxing hammock underneath shady palms.